The Esports Combine Becomes Global Online Event

Esports Combine Indianapolis Becomes Global Online Event

The dawn of a new age for esports

 

FRANKLIN, IN – September 17, 2020 – The Esports Combine Indianapolis presents a new era of esports for any player to go big or go home. This October 16-18, esports players across the world looking to showcase their skills in front of scouts and recruiters will be given the opportunity to do so online. The Combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world and will help players receive varsity team offers and scholarships from colleges and universities throughout North America.

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Louisville Drive-in Esports Event Becomes Smashing Success

Louisville, Ky. - September 10, 2020 - Last weekend, USA Drive-Ins, a division of Harena Data, launched its highly-anticipated drive-in esports event, which became an instant success, seeing 15 players competing in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. The “Esports at the Drive-In” brought an interactive social gaming event, which included a showing of the Mortal Kombat movie followed by a live esports tournament using the drive-in movie format.

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Official Schedule Posted

Good morning!  As expected, we had a couple of late night additions to the tournament, but we are now going to lock total participation to 16 competitors.  If you know of a friend who has not signed up yet, only 3 slots remain so please have them sign up immediately!

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Official Schedule:  Link

The earliest matches will take place at 3:30pm.  Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before your first match start time.  The schedule is tight, so we will call forfeits very quickly for no-shows or players who are missing.  My direct cell is 317.372.2623 - if you have any issues, call or text me (Smitty)!

If you have a BYE, that will turn into a match with last minute players or an alternate match against another opponent.  All players will complete a minimum of 3 Best of 3 matches to determine our Semi-Finalists.

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Official Rules:  Link

These should be standard, but please note our Group Stages will have a 5 minute game timer and will be Best of 3.  The Final Stage of 8 will be a 7 minute timer, Best of 3.

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Tickets for Tonight: Link

All players are required to have a Drive-In pass tonight for the event, so please purchase these tickets in advance.  Car pool with fellow competitors to save money with a Car Pass!  All players with a valid ticket / inside a car pass have the chance to win the next gen console!  

You may bring $5 cash for the tournament entry fee if you wish to do so.

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Contact Info

Any issues?  Questions?  Concerns?  
Please contact Smitty at 317.372.2623.

Look forward to a fun event tonight!

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Drive-in Esports Arena Coming to Louisville on Labor Day weekend

Louisville, Ky. - August 27, 2020 - USA Drive-Ins, a division of Harena Data, is launching its highly-anticipated drive-in esports arena on Labor Day weekend in Louisville, Ky. Known as “Smash Up Louisville - Film and Fight”, gamers will be able to enjoy a social gaming event, watch a video game movie, and spectate or compete in a live esports tournament from the safety of their vehicles on September 5.

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17 state associations join the American Youth Cooperative for Esports

FRANKLIN, IN – August 25, 2020 – The American Youth Soccer Cooperative for Esports (AYCE), has announced 17 state soccer associations have joined its organization in an effort to continue building the nation’s strongest esports cooperative. AYCE now represents 1 million youth players from coast to coast.

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The Esports Combine Indianapolis goes virtual this October 

FRANKLIN, IN – August 21, 2020 – Indiana Esports Development LLC., formed by esports analytics company Harena Data and not-for-profit Indiana Sports Corp, has announced The Esports Combine Indianapolis will now take place as a virtual event this October 16-18, 2020. The combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world.

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K/DA The Baddest release time - League of Legends' virtual K-pop group returns

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PUBG Update 8.2 restores the original menu music, adds helmet hiding

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 8.2 has hit the battle royale game's live servers, with some snazzy new toys and gameplay tweaks in tow. Alongside some weapon remodels and re-textures, world updates, and quality of life improvements are the "monstrous" new MG3, the decoy grenade throwable, the chance to tuck that helmet out of sight, and even some nostalgic new (old?) lobby music.First up, the most recent weapon to come to the multiplayer game's care packages is the "fast firing MG3 light machine…

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds adds a new machine gun and decoy gunshot grenade

Remember a few weeks ago when “battle royale” made you think of gunshots and tactical gear instead of colorful jellybean critters? Well if you’ve forgotten, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has added a new decoy grenade that sings you the song of spent ammunition which aught to get you back in the FPS mindset. The new grenade, a new gun, and other changes have now hit PUBG’s live servers as part of Update 8.2. (more…)

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Rocket League's revamped tournament mode will match players based on rank

Rocket League is completely revamping how is tournaments work, including changes to how Ranked mode intertwines with tournaments, rules regarding entry, and rewards within tournaments. It comes as Rocket League prepares to go free-to-play, something which will likely happen on or before September 1, when the new season gets underway.Rocket League says this restructure is aimed at allowing players to "feel the competitive energy of what it's like playing in Rocket League Esports", regardless of their…

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League of Legends skips patch 10.17 as Riot takes "a week off", but there are a few changes

August 18, 2020 Riot's posted a handful of balance change notes for patch 10.17.Riot recently took a week off. That means a number of updates for the studio's big games are going to shift around as the developers take some R&R time, including League of Legends. Basically, League of Legends patch 10.17 is getting skipped over (almost) entirely, so we'll be moving pretty much straight from LoL patch 10.16 to LoL patch 10.18, with just a relatively small number of balance changes in between - and these…

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Update 8.2 - Now Live!

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Predict the champions of PCS2! Pick’Em Challenge now available

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SWAG: August 17-23

Update Show:

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PCS2 Participating Teams, schedules, and more

Hello PUBG Esports fans!
The best PUBG teams across four regions are ready to rumble for the next global PUBG Esports competition. The PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 2(PCS2) begins next week!
[previewyoutube=Q3LGLms8Hq0;full][/previewyoutube]PCS2 will be held across four regions from August 27 to September 13, including:

  • Asia – China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and Korea
  • Asia Pacific (APAC) – Indonesia, Malaysia, Oceania, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • Europe
  • North America
While…

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Make-A-Wish's Gaming for Wishes is Tonight!

Today is the big day! Join us from 5-8pm ET as the @PacersGaming play NBA2K, Fortnite, & Minecraft with wish kids for @MakeAWishohkyin’s Gaming for Wishes. @Kjonair will be hosting! :D 

Watch: 

https://www.youtube.com/pacersgaming/live

Get collectible wish kid trading cards that were created by us and support this wonderful event. 

#GamersUnite #GamingforWishes 

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The Dragon is Evolving - Server Updates Coming

GYO Score is growing!

In order to support this growth and better serve you, we are upgrading and migrating our infrastructure. During this time we may have limited service interruptions.

We will start at 8:00PM EST Friday, August 21 and plan to end by 8:00PM Sunday, August 23.  

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ZeroTouch signs deal with USA Drive-Ins to become sole mobile payment provider

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